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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Robert George Dawney ANDREWS

Born 12 March 1880 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England [20] [21] [30: item 9526299]
Son of Creswell ANDREWS Eliza Jane HARMER [20] [21]
His father was working as a Coachman in 1881, as a Ostler in 1891 and as a Mailman in 1901 [20]
In 1881 he was living with his parents, brother Creswell and sister Emma at 20 Rock Avenue in Fulham, London, England [20]
Resided with his parents and siblings Emma, Albert, Florence, Olive and Ethel at West Pallant Street in All Saints, Sussex in 1901 [20]
Married Louisa Maud BETTESWORTH in 1904 in Essex, England [21]
They departed London, England on the steamship Armadale on 12 November 1910 bound for Fremantle, Western Australia [203]
In 1915 he was working as a Porter and they were living at 108 Stirling Street in Perth [30: item 3033565]
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) in Perth on 4 October 1915[30: item 3033565]
     Upon enlistment he was 5 feet 6¾ inches tall, weighed 138½ pounds and had grey eyes, dark brown hair and a dark complexion [30]
     During the war his wife's address was 108 Stirling Street in Perth and later Milly Milly Station via Yalgoo [30]
     After initial training he was appointed in Claremont on 20 March 1916 to the 44th Infantry Battalion [30]
     Embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia for active service abroad on the H.M.A.T. A29 Suevic on 7 June 1916 [30]
     Disembarked in Plymouth, England on 21 July 1916 and after further training proceeded to France on 25 November 1916 [30]
     Sergeant 748 in the Australian Imperial Force's 44th Battalion in France during the First World War [30]
     Awarded the Military Medal in France on 2 April 1917 for bravery in the field and his example of coolness and courage [30]
     He had kept his raiding party organised under heavy barrage and afterwards went out under fire to bring in the wounded [30]
     Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on 18 August 1917, Lieutenant on 27 January 1918 and Major / Warrant Officer on 28 April 1917 [30]
     Embarked from England on the H.T. Anchises and disembarked in Fremantle, Western Australia on 7 April 1919 [30]
     Discharged from the A.I.F. in Perth on 26 May 1919; received the British War Medal, Victory Medal and Military Medal [30]
Viticulturalist at Irishtown in Northam 1925-1936 [50]
Farm Manager on the Inering Estate in Carnamah in 1937 [50]
Resided at 26 Francis Street in Perth in 1942 and 1943 [30: item 9526299] [50]
Volunteered as a representative of the Young Men's Christian Association with the Australian Military Forces on 16 March 1942 [30]
     He was accepted for service on 9 April 1942, and was attached to Camp A Staff on 8 June 1945 [30]
     He received no pay from the Australian Military Forces but was to be provided with rations and quarters if attached to a unit [30]
     His appointment as a representative of the Y.M.C.A. was terminated on 20 December 1936 [30: item 9526299]
In 1949 he was working as a Steward and was living at 566 Beaufort Street in North Perth [50]
Barman at the Norseman Hotel in Norseman in 1954 [50]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Carlisle [2]
Died 21 November 1957; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Anglican, WG, 627)[2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Robert George Dawney Andrews' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 September 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/robert-george-dawney-andrews [sources]




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